Playing tracks by
Burial, Arovane, Telefon Tel Aviv, Claude Von Stroke, Boxcutter and more.
Though I have been a fan of dubstep since before it bore that name, since the first time I ever heard Smith & Mighty's seminal "Life Is..." back in 2001, I was content for quite a while to consume it purely in the form of albums. I canonized it like all other music of that tempo-- great for home listening, but I had not thought of mixing it for the dancefloor. When dubstep broke onto the global dance music scene from the fertile ground of FWD>>, helped in no small way by BBC Radio One, I suddenly began to hear interest from friends, acquaintances, and other DJs and music lovers, about the dancefloor potential of the genre. I made this mix with the idea that I would illustrate both the roots of dubstep and dub-influenced electronic music, as well as showcase that the sounds and elements that make up dubstep are not new-- they have always been with us, but they are only now received their deserved attention.
Big thanks to my BFAM Mark Romberg for providing the album art.